$142 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 3, 2015 Check-out: Apr 5, 2015

The Bristol

4 stars
View map of 0835 - 00257 Avenida Aquilino de la guardia, P O Box 835-542, Zona 10, Panama City,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
15 reviews
Outstanding room, friendly staff,great location!

What a surprise! Never thought that Panama and the Bristol would give us such pleasure. Would... See full review

  • Dutch Dame
  • Nov 21, 2014
Overall experience terrific

Service, rooms, location, 5th floor drinks, food service outstanding Very special hotel See full review

  • Satisrpfied Guest
  • Aug 10, 2014
Refined Panama resort with upscale bar and restaurant and luxe perks

Set in the heart of the bustling financial center, minutes from shopping, cultural attractions and nightlife, The Bristol Panama is a rare jewel where luxurious accommodations and sumptuous dining are blended to create uncompromising quality. The Bristol Panama offers 119 luxurious guest rooms, 12 suites, 8 condo suites and 40 exclusive condos, all elegantly-decorated with custom fabrics and prints by renowned Latin American and local designers. Its Panamanian inspired gourmet cuisine –featuring the internationally-acclaimed Chef Cuquita Arias, graceful ambiance, stunning presentation, elegant table settings and attentive service combine to create unforgettable culinary experiences and social events. The four spacious meeting salons and the exclusive Grand Colonial Ballroom offer a wide variety of options to plan social events, corporate meetings and/or unique weddings. A recently-introduced Wellness Spa located on the 25th floor of the North Tower, offers world-class body treatments, massages and facials.

Considered one of the most elegant hotels in the Panama City, Panama, The Bristol Hotel, reflects Panama rich architectural heritage in an atmosphere of magnificent sophistication. Minutes from many lively and leisurely attractions, the hotel features 119 guestrooms, an outdoor swimming pool and solarium, a full service Spa and an impressive culinary experience featuring the internationally-acclaimed Chef Cuquita Arias.

Highlights
  • Modern Panamanian-style property with 24-hour butler service
  • Guest rooms with Frette linens, Hungarian down-filled pillows and plush duvets
  • Gourmet restaurant and bar serving 70 types of rum and boutique wines
  • "Best Hotel in Panama" and the "Top 10 Hotels in Latin America" by Conde Nast Traveler
Rooms

The Bristol Panama features 119 guestrooms including stunning city views and partial ocean front rooms and suites. All guestrooms have luxurious Frette® bed linens with Egyptian cotton, furnished cabinets, Italian marble bathrooms with separate shower and tub and the distinctive personal amenities Molton Brown®. All rooms have 42’ LCD Cable TVs with pay-per-view movies, working desk and chair, fully-stocked mini bar and refreshment center, in-room coffee maker, MP3 alarm/clock radio and iPod docking station, digital in-room safe, three direct-dial telephones, digitally-controlled air-conditioning unit, bathrobes and slippers, iron and ironing board and hairdryer. Butler services are available for all the guests 24/7.

Features
Guests at Bristol Hotel Panama City can pamper themselves with massages and treatments at Spa at The Bristol, work out at the fitness center or take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool.

The hotel can also host various business meetings or social gatherings at the four function spaces on site, including a ballroom.
Dining
The Bristol Hotel has an exquisite variety of Panamanian Cuisine thanks to Chef Cuquita Arias de Calvo. Diners at Salsipuedes Restaurant can experience a variety of Gourmet Panamanian recipes complete with impressive presentation and impeccable service. Enjoy the variety of rums and top shell drinks in the relaxing ambiance of 8º58’ Lounge.
Transportation
  • Tocumen International Airport (12 mi/19.3 mi)
Attractions
  • Spanish Panama School (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Panama Divers (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Merrill Lynch-Chase Tower (1 mi/1.6 km)
Business
  • A total of 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space
  • Business center
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Secretarial and photocopying services
  • Catering using Villeroy and Boch fine china, Schott Zwiesel Crystal glassware

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The Bristol Rooms

TOWER EXECUTIVE

By far, the biggest rooms in the city, with a King Size Bed
The luxury-condominium style Executive Apartments feature over 1,700 square feet in spacious one bedroom configurations.

In Room Amenities

Fully Equipped Kitchen |Refrigerator |Oven
Microwave Oven |Washing Machine |Dryer Machine
Luxurious Frette Bed |Bed Linens with Egyptian Cotton |Furnished Cabinets
Italian Marble Bathrooms With Separate Shower and Tub |Molton Brown (Personal Amenities) |42" LCD Television with Pay Per View Movies
Working Desk and Chair |Fully Stocked Mini Bar and Refreshment Center |In Room Coffee Maker
MP3 Alarm Clock Radio |Ipod Docking Station |Digital In Room Safe
Three Direct Dial Telephones |Digital Controlled Air Conditioning Unit |Bathrobes/Slippers
|Iron / Ironing Board |Hairdryer |1700 SQ. Feets
TOWER STUDIO

Tower Studio features One King Size Bed

In Room Amenities

Luxurious Frette Bed |Bed Linens with Egyptian Cotton |Italian Marble Bathrooms With Separate Shower and Tub
Molton Brown (Personal Amenities) |42" LCD Television with Pay Per View Movies |Working Desk and Chair
Fully Stocked Mini Bar and Refreshment Center |In Room Coffee Maker |MP3 Alarm Clock Radio
Ipod Docking Station |Digital In Room Safe |Three Direct Dial Telephones
Digital Controlled Air Conditioning Unit |Bathrobes/Slippers |Iron / Ironing Board
|Hairdryer
DELUXE ROOM

Deluxe room features One King Bed

In Room Amenities

Luxurious Frette Bed |Bed Linens with Egyptian Cotton |Italian Marble Bathrooms With Separate Shower and Tub
Molton Brown (Personal Amenities) |42" LCD Television with Pay Per View Movies |Fully Stocked Mini Bar and Refreshment Center
In Room Coffee Maker |Alarm Clock Radio |In Room Safe
Three Direct Dial Telephones |Individually Control Air Conditioning Unit |Iron / Ironing Board
Hairdryer
TOWER SUITE

Tower Suite with a King Size Bed
The spectacular Tower Suites feature over 1,100 square feet in spacious one-bedroom configurations.

In Room Amenities

Fully Equipped Kitchen |Refrigerator |Oven
Microwave Oven |Washing Machine |Dryer Machine
Luxurious Frette Bed |Bed Linens with Egyptian Cotton |Furnished Cabinets
Italian Marble Bathrooms With Separate Shower and Tub |Molton Brown (Personal Amenities) |42" LCD Television with Pay Per View Movies
Working Desk and Chair |Fully Stocked Mini Bar and Refreshment Center |In Room Coffee Maker
MP3 Alarm Clock Radio |Ipod Docking Station |Digital In Room Safe
Three Direct Dial Telephones |Digital Controlled Air Conditioning Unit |Bathrobes/Slippers
|Iron / Ironing Board |Hairdryer |1100 SQ. Feets
TOWER EXECUTIVE DOUBLE BED

By far, the biggest rooms in the city, with Two Double Beds
The luxury-condominium style Executive Apartments feature over 1,700 square feet in spacious one bedroom configurations.

In Room Amenities

Fully Equipped Kitchen |Refrigerator |Oven
Microwave Oven |Washing Machine |Dryer Machine
Luxurious Frette Bed |Bed Linens with Egyptian Cotton |Furnished Cabinets
Italian Marble Bathrooms With Separate Shower and Tub |Molton Brown (Personal Amenities) |42" LCD Television with Pay Per View Movies
Working Desk and Chair |Fully Stocked Mini Bar and Refreshment Center |In Room Coffee Maker
MP3 Alarm Clock Radio |Ipod Docking Station |Digital In Room Safe
Three Direct Dial Telephones |Digital Controlled Air Conditioning Unit |Bathrobes/Slippers
|Iron / Ironing Board |Hairdryer |1700 SQ. Feets
DELUXE ROOM DOUBLE BED

Deluxe room features Two Double Beds

In Room Amenities

Luxurious Frette Bed |Bed Linens with Egyptian Cotton |Italian Marble Bathrooms With Separate Shower and Tub
Molton Brown (Personal Amenities) |42" LCD Television with Pay Per View Movies |Fully Stocked Mini Bar and Refreshment Center
In Room Coffee Maker |Alarm Clock Radio |In Room Safe
Three Direct Dial Telephones |Individually Control Air Conditioning Unit |Iron / Ironing Board
Hairdryer

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Nearby points of interest

  • Miraflores Locks: 4.1 mi
  • Panama History Museum: 4.1 mi
  • San Jose Church: 4.2 mi

Dining

8 58' LOUNGE BAR
Our bar and 858' Lounge invites you to relax with a variety of rums and top shell drinks in a relaxing ambiance.
SALSIPUEDES RESTAURANT
The hotel has an exquisite variety of Panamanian Cuisine thanks to our Chef Cuquita Arias de Calvo.

Salsipuedes Restaurant will offer a unique and exclusive Food & Beverages experience that no other hotel can offer. Experience a variety of Gourmet Panamanian recipes. Using quality products, an impressive presentation and impeccable service combine to make a lasting impression.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Bristol

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.5

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Bristol

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mary F.
Business
N/A
Feb 17, 2015

Vacation

Great place to stay! All very lovely! Breakfast was great! Beds comfortable!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Bristol

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dutch Dame
Business
California
Nov 21, 2014

Outstanding room, friendly staff,great location!

What a surprise! Never thought that Panama and the Bristol would give us such pleasure. Would definitely come back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Old Town is a must.

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Review of The Bristol

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Satisrpfied Guest
Business
Bogota, Colombia
Aug 10, 2014

Overall experience terrific

Service, rooms, location, 5th floor drinks, food service outstanding Very special hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Great food...5th Floor and Restaurant Sal si puedes

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Review of The Bristol

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eddie from UVa
Business
Virginia
May 30, 2014

Always like the Bristol

I've stayed here three times now, over the course of the last few years, and the hotel is centrally located, clean, and the staff are very friendly. The new part of the hotel has a nice lounge and fitness area. It's an easy walk to a variety of dining options, and just 3 or so blocks to the new metro lines. I was in meetings and doing business most of the time, so on this trip I didn't have a lot of down time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to La Posta, which is just 2-3 blocks from the Bristol. Ask the concierge how to get there.

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Review of The Bristol

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jaded and Confused
Business
New York CIty
Apr 29, 2014

These folks are sweet but clueless

We got a great room our first 3 days and a great rate through OO*&*&. When we came back into town over easter weekend the town was dead so we thought, no problem just drop in on Bristol and get a great room. Well, we walked up and the room rate was 60 percent higher, plus taxes. So I said, I can just go on O&*&* and get a better rate why not give it to me. She said, "this is the best rate anywhere, etc." So I said, "I'm going to sit on your couch book a room walk back over and you're hotel will lose all the money that O(*(** will make." She siad, "ok." So, I sat down went to the website which had a special for an app download and another special and I got the room 20 percent cheaper than the first go round. This time they put us in the other tower though, not as nice room although same class. Sour grapes for her I guess. I felt bad for them, as a businessman, they could be smarter. But very sweet and half the rooms are awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

old town is great...go with a plan as you can end up on dodgy streets. Best place we found was Paula Nani, yes its a boutique but in old town its a cool restaurant with a great patio

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Review of The Bristol

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lat. V.
Business
Panama City, Panama
Mar 17, 2014

inconsistent cleaning staff

The first time we stayed, we loved it. The second time, although we checked in at 3 p.m., they didn't clean the room until after 8 p.m.! The bathroom vanity was dirty, the cups had been used, as had one of the bathrobes, and there was garbage in both bins. The concierge was not very receptive. We asked her to make an important phone call for us, and we think that she never did it. The advertised airport shuttle service, which we thought would be included, cost $40 each way. More than a taxi!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Bristol

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Meera Travels
Business
Austin, Texas
Jan 11, 2014

Lovely Rooms and Very Comfortable Beds

The lobby/front desk area should have additional space to hide luggage. It is cramped during peak checkin/checkout periods. However, the overall reception space is beautiful with original art on many of the walls of the hotel and several sculptures. The breakfast was very good in a lovely setting. We had guests next door to us that would come back from partying late at night and were loud and annoying. We found it hard to sleep without earplugs as a result. There were no ice machines---we had to request ice from the butler.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

La Posta which is one of the best restaurants in the city is just 3 blocks from the hotel. Also, there is a wonderful 24/7 restaurant that is good for breakfast and has fabulous coffee con leche close to Beirut 2 blocks from Bristol.

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Review of The Bristol

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
nana zoie
Business
nashville, tn
Nov 29, 2013

leisure getaway

This is a great hotel in a convient location. The rooms are beautiful. The breakfast fantastic. One of the nicer places I have ever stayed. Very clean and the staff is pleasant and helpful. A must to check out the spa facilities and views from the 15th floor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk one block away from the hotel and you will pay much less for a taxi to get anywhere.

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Review of The Bristol

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eddie from UVa
Business
Virginia
May 31, 2013

There's a reason this is viewed as one of the best

I've stayed at the Bristol twice now, once in 2009 and once in May 2013. Between those two visits, they have added a residential portion and expanded their bar/restaurant area. The hotel portion remains as nice and pleasant as it was when I first stayed. The restaurant (now playfully called Sal Si Peudes--"got out if you can") looks great, although I didn't eat there during my recent stay. I did back in 2009, and the food was wonderful. Overall, great stay, great service, friendly staff, very clean and comfortable. Really nothing bad to say at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Within this neighborhood there are many great dining options. I'd recommend (among others) Beirut, with its ample outdoor dining area, as a great bit of ethic cuisine. Good food, great atmosphere.

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Review of The Bristol

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ChrisCapre
Business
California
May 15, 2013

Excellent Service, Hotel and Experience

My hotel experience at the Bristol was excellent across the board. The staff were totally fantastic, the room was charming while the hotel decorations were clean, classy, yet unique. The restaurant had fantastic food, and pretty much every part of the hotel was great. Anytime I go back to Panama City, I will stay at the Bristol.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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